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A Visit to a Soviet-era Arcade

Chris Higgins

Connal Hughes and Anjel Van Slyke made their way to the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines in Moscow, and documented their experience in great detail -- with photos and descriptions of every game (inclu

What Part of Your Job Do You Hate Most?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Desert Monet: Emily Kngwarreye

Andréa Fernandes

Last Friday marked the 14th anniversary of the death of Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-1996), an Australian Aboriginal artist.

Vertical Vegetation

Jill Harness

Some people have a hard enough time keeping their front yard or flower gardens alive, but others can do just about anything with the right plant.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Breaking in to Steal ...Bacon! A man burglarized a house in Redhill, Surrey, England Saturday and stole a telephone and a package of bacon. That's all he took.

Weird Website(s) of the Week: Sad Don Drapers Love to Party

Ransom Riggs

Today's weird website is a two-fer, and they're both equally weird.

Brain Game: Get a Haircut, Hippie!

I've had long hair since 1992, when my wife-to-be said she liked me better with lengthy locks.

5 Important Fifties Events Nobody Noticed in the Fifties

Mark Juddery

We all know about Elvis, McCarthyism, Sputnik, the Korean War, Rosa Parks’ fateful bus ride, and Castro taking over Cuba – defining moments of the 1950s.

Morning Cup of Links: Bears will be Bears

Miss Cellania

5 Worries Parents Should Drop, And 5 They Shouldn't. The real odds of what terrible things could happen are quite different from the horror stories you see on the news.

The Late Movies: Star Athletes Playing Other Sports

Mark Arminio

Some people are gifted with raw athleticism and could choose to play a variety of sports if they wanted.

The Quick 10: 10 Giant Creatures

Stacy Conradt

The Internet is abuzz about the picture of the giant goldfish that recently surfaced (haven’t seen it? Check out #1 below).

Watch a Bee Take Off in Ultra Slow-Motion

Chris Higgins

This video starts slowly (hah), but in the middle you start seeing the wings move -- it's truly incredible. Watch how the bee's wings pivot and ultimately allow the bee to lift off.

Apparently, We Have the 29th Most Influential Twitter Account*

Jason English

I like lists, especially ones that put us in the same company as The Economist and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Let's all deal with this together

Mangesh & Jason

mental_floss is at it again. We're doing a great big Trivia Show at the Galapagos Arts Space in Brooklyn on October 17th to promote our brand new history book.

A Brief History of Presidential Memoirs

Ethan Trex

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s memoir, A Journey, is sparking all sorts of picketing and protesting around the U.K., so we thought it might be a good time to take a look at a few president

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